Detroit is receiving nearly $1 million in grants to support the largest expansion of recycling in the citys history as part of a first-ever, $2.2 million public-private collaboration to increase recycling education statewide in 2020.
Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, announced the grants Jan. 6.
Gretchen Whitmer and state legislators want to double Michigans recycling rate to 30% by 2025 and ultimately reach 45% annually.
The additional funds are being used to support development of recycling markets, increase access to recycling opportunities, and support planning efforts to grow recycling at the local level.
This grant will help us divert even more waste from our landfills.These recycling grants are a tremendous step forward in helping Detroit implement thoughtful recycling programs while also delivering infrastructure support to help promote and expand recycling in our city, said state Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D-Detroit).